Agricultural Development Minister Arachovitis to meet with protesting farmers on Thursday

Agricultural Development and Foods Minister Stavros Arachovitis will receive a delegation of protesting farmers at 18:30 on Thursday, according to a statement issued by the Ministry on Tuesday.

The meeting will also be attended by Deputy Minister of Finance Katerina Papanatsiou, Deputy Social Security Minister Tassos Petropoulos and Alternate Environment and Energy Minister Sokratis Famellos.

“The government welcomes the decision of [farmers at] the roadblocks to sit down for a dialogue,” Arachovitis stated and added: “As we have repeatedly stressed, dialogue is the only way to deal with the challenges the primary production sector has been facing over time.”

Finally, Arachovitis said that the government counts on the cooperation of farmers and their organisations in order to jointly “give a boost to primary production” and that the dialogue needs to be “continuous and without exclusions”.